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Teague Egan, son of Michael Egan (owner of Alamo Car Rental), is a current USC student and an NFL agent.
You read that right–he’s 22, enrolled in college, and an NFL “student” agent.
While most agents have graduated and earned an MBA, Egan’s past endeavors met with the NFLPA’s agent requirements. But in a season for college football that’s seen the Josh Luchs scandal and the UNC fiasco, Egan’s actions are generating some red flags.
The profile on Egan is an eye opener from T.J. Simers of the L.A. Times, as it raises many questions for USC, the NCAA and the NFLPA. One answer it provides: Egan will most likely have an impressive list of clients a week from today:
His goal now is to represent four to six of his friends, who also happen to be USC football players, in the upcoming NFL draft — signing them as clients as soon as Sunday
“I was in the bar the other night and all of them [football players] came in,” Egan says. “We were all there together and they said they had my back; we’re still all friends. They said it’s absurd they are being told who they can and can’t be friends with.”
Did you buy them a round of drinks? I asked, knowing he’s an agent looking to sign clients and the fact his dad owns Alamo Car Rental and has been funding his son’s efforts.
The profile paints a picture of “Richie Rich” or a”Van Wilder” type, as it describes Egan driving around campus in a golf cart, throwing himself extravagant parties in Nantucket, starting a record label on a whim, and so on and so forth.
Simers, for his part, clearly does not believe Egan is good for USC or the NFLPA. But, Egan, like it or not, is a certified agent. He also has a ton of money, goes to school at a football powerhouse in Los Angeles, and is friends with the right people, so whether or not it’s a “good thing” doesn’t seem to matter: Egan looks to be well on his way to becoming a full-blown NFL agent.
Is it illegal to have friends and ambitions? No. Is it illegal to buy your friends drinks? No. But when you are an NFL agent with a clear ulterior motive, questions will arise. For now, Teague Egan will continue to generate buzz. The question will be whether or not it’s of the positive variety.
[Image via LA Times]
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